News briefs for March 26
We See D.C. program has few openings
The We See D.C. trip to Washington, D.C., and the Williamsburg, Va., area has a few openings. The trip is from June 5 to 10.
Any middle school students, parents or other adults interested in going should call Jill Stacy or Courtney Jenison at 824-3289.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation hosts banquet
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is hosting its annual banquet April 2 at the Holiday Inn, 300 S. Colorado Hwy 13, in Craig. Call 824-4724 for tickets.
VNA hosts meetings about health center
The Visiting Nurse Assoc–iation is hosting two meetings concerning the feasibility of a Community Health Center in Northwest Colorado on April 17. The first is at 7 a.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs in Conference Room 1. The second meeting is at noon in the Board Room at The Memorial Hospital in Craig at noon.
Speakers from the Colorado Community Health Network and Salud Family Clinics will provide an overview about the kinds of services offered through a CHC facility. Call Cece Carsky at the VNA at 879-1632.
volleyball camps for girls
Becky Howlett, Moffat County High School girl’s volleyball coach, is offering two volleyball camps in April for girls. The camps will be held in the MCHS gym from 4 to 9 p.m.
The first session is from April 4 to 9 and is open to fifth- and sixth-grade girls. The second session is from April 11 to 14 for seventh- and eight-grade girls. The cost is $35, and the registration deadline is Friday. Call Howlett at the high school at 824-7036.
BLM signing up vendors and equipment for fires
The Bureau of Land Management is in the process of signing up vendors and equipment for the upcoming fire season. Individuals and businesses that have equipment and are interested in getting signed up on an emergency equipment rental agreement and vendors interested in providing meals for firefighters should contact Scott Wintemute at 970-826-5027 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Main Street revitalization expert coming to Craig
John Schler from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs has been invited to Craig to explain possible revitalization options for the core business district, one of which is the National Historic Trust’s Main Street Program.
The Main Street Program is a strategy tailored to meet local needs and opportunities, working in four distinct areas — design, economic restructuring, promotion and organization. It is an effective tool for community-based grass-roots revitalization efforts and has been successful in many communities.
Schler will be at the Holiday Inn at 7 p.m. today. All business owners, property owners, community leaders and interested parties are invited to attend. This free forum is sponsored by the city of Craig, the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership, the Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Association.
Dance April 2 will raise funds for scholarships
Colorado Northwest Com–munity College Foundation is hosting its annual dinner and dance April 2 in Rangely. The purpose of this event is to collect additional scholarship funds. Last year, the event collected and awarded $6,200, as well as a $15,000 scholarship donation from Encana for the school’s natural resources program. Tickets are $30 a person or $175 a table and can be purchased from any foundation member or from Robin at the CNCC Craig campus. Call 824-7071. Entertainment will be provided with an auction.
Leadership training workshop is Wednesday
A special leadership training workshop is scheduled for Wednesday in Craig. The workshop is designed to focus on cultural heritage tourism. Each of the 10 communities partnering in CHT will send three members to the training. Participants must RSVP with Audrey Danner at Yampa Valley Partners at 824-8233 or Audrey@-yampavalleypartners.com.
VNA extends office hours for child immunizations
The Visiting Nurse Assoc–iation is extending office hours for March and April for child immunizations (12 to 24 months). Fees are based on a sliding fee scale, and no one is turned away. Transportation assistance is available.
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